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Temporal trends in maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes: their relevance to the provision of health services. Hawaii, 1979-1994.

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Title: Temporal trends in maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes: their relevance to the provision of health services. Hawaii, 1979-1994.
Authors: Baruffi, G
Fuddy, L J
Onaka, A T
Alexander, G R
Mor, Joanne M.
Issue Date: Jun 1997
Abstract: This paper examines changes in maternal sociodemographic characteristics and pregnancy outcomes in Hawaii during the period 1979-1994. The more striking changes were increases of 129% in the proportion of births to women > 35 years old and of 67% in the proportion of births to unmarried mothers. The percentage of low birth weight and small-for-gestational age infants decreased while the proportion of premature births increased. Identified changes were not limited to selected population groups, but were found in various degrees in all ethnic groups. These findings are relevant to all health practitioners and will assist in the provision of appropriate care and counseling to individual women.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/54037
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 1997



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